Hikes to remote waterfalls, beaches, lively markets and trips into the desert are just a few of Morocco’s many attractions. You can explore the ruins scattered throughout the many cities, surf in the sea, and enjoy a mint tea in the Medina.
Undoubtedly, some tourists have been deterred by the September earthquake in the Atlas Mountains.
Also, pickpocketing, bag snatching, and drive-by motorcycle theft are commonplace in Morocco, especially at tourist destinations such as the sea and historic districts.
Fortunately, because of Morocco’s great distance from Israel, the war between Israel and Hamas has no immediate impact on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Morocco.
The number of Moroccans who support or are members of Daesh (previously ISIL) and other extremist groups is associated with a greater threat. Terrorist cells are frequently disrupted by authorities.
Places at higher risk of attack include:
Densely populated locations
Enterprises linked to Western interests
Spots frequented by foreign visitors and tourists
Be on the lookout for threats in these locations and follow specific instructions from local law enforcement.
Certain places, such as hotels and tourist destinations, may have security personnel and other protective measures in place.
U.S. Travel Advice to Morocco – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism.
Terrorist organizations are still preparing possible attacks in Morocco. Terrorists may strike at any time, focusing on tourist destinations, transportation hubs, marketplaces, retail centers, and local government buildings.
If you decide to travel to Morocco:
Exercise vigilance in areas popular among tourists.
Steer clear of protests and large gatherings.
Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and simplify emergency location procedures.
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